(Indian Express - Jan 29, 2015)
Eight of Delhi’s 11 districts figure in India’s top 20 in composite development — measured in terms of economic development and the indices of health, education and material well-being.
The recent District Development and Diversity Index Report for India and Major States by the US-India Policy Institute and Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy provides significant insight into the regional imbalances in India’s development story.
(Odisha Sun Times - Jan 30, 2015)
A joint survey conducted by the US-India Policy Institute and the New Delhi based Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy has found that eight Odisha districts are among the 50 most backward districts in the country.
(Hindustan Times - Jan 23, 2015)
On his visit to India, US President Barack Obama will review first-hand the ‘might and right’ of the only (large) nation uniquely expected to have positive GDP growth in 2015, thanks to falling oil prices.
(Govt. of Karnataka, Jan 23, 2015)
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“In practically all indicators, the Muslim community in India — in economic, social and political standing — are worse off than the average population,” Shariff said. For example, the literacy rate among Muslims is 55 percent, far below that of the rest of the country, he said.
The largest every survey on socio-economic status of Muslims in India called Sachar Committe Report was created by Dr. Abusaleh Shariff.
USIPI is holding a dinner discussion on Saturday, April 5th in Houston, Texas. The discussion topic is the challenges facing minorities in India and the strategies needed to wrestle them.
But the biggest challenge facing Modi is as to how to act in a manner so as to avoid divisive conflict in the society – this is dependent on how he acts towards the Minorities, especially the Muslims. This is because under our Constitution no religion can claim superiority of status against any other religion. All religions under our constitution have equal acceptance and status.
But when Modi invokes God to his support in the elections, as he did recently by saying “that he has been chosen by God to rescue the country....that God chooses certain people to do the difficult work, and he believes God has chosen me for this work,” is a statement that violates every teaching and tradition of Hinduism. Of course I know very little of Hindu Shashtras. But I know reasonably well to assert that under Hinduism God has never enlisted a mortal to save the country or lead the Nation. Rather it is sacrilegious for any Hindu mortal to claim that in worldly matters he is the chosen one by God.
An average 65-70 percent turnout, despite the searing heat, marked the end of polling in 121 constituencies out of 543 going to the polls in the general elections—the largest chunk to vote on one day. Turnout in constituencies with a higher Muslim population, like Rampur in Uttar Pradesh with 48% Muslims, was generally low.